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Old 02-13-2013, 12:15 PM   #287
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: va beach
2005 STI
Aspen White


Originally Posted by MattTHEpainter View Post
I do not have much experience with waterborne paint yet (although my rep keeps trying to get me to take a class). I would venture a guess and say you could use a urethane clear over it. As long as the base has ample time to cure. Any reason you don't want to use a HOK or DuPont?
I took the class sata offered us a few years ago, mainly for the free pizza and cookies. But its pretty basic. You still use the same 2 part urethane primers, sealers and clearcoats. Looks like you use dupont like me so the
g2779s all over clear and the spot and quick flash clear is good to go. Lower voc if your area laws call for it with groundcoats. The waterbase stuff certainly does cover super effectively but takes quite a bit longer to dry, you have to buy these crazy expensive fans and place in the corners of the booth to move all the air to dry it, but the real easy part is if something doesn't look right you just spray some water on it and wipe it off super easy and start over. Sata rep told us the 3000's we use are fine for waterborne so don't need to go out an buy a new gun right away, although if our area ever makes it mandatory ill just go ahead and buy a waterborne only gun and use the others I have for clear and sealer. We still use normal chromabase since they haven't made it law for our area yet but have we have the stuff for when they do. I've only sprayed waterborne twice and you'll be freaked the first time you spray it cause it goes on looking super dark but will dry to a good color match, blending with it might be a little scary at first. But seems to be a pretty simple system as only the basecoat and a few preperation steps have changed. At the time I took the class they had not developed 3 stage paints yet,just base/clears. No base/pearl/clears yet but Im sure they have now. Sounds like its much more of a change than it actually is.
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